Talking Eyes Media (TEM) is a non-profit organization, based in New Jersey, that creates powerful media for pressing issues. Since founded in 2002 by filmmaker/writer Julie Winokur and photojournalist Ed Kashi, TEM has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics ranging from the uninsured in America to oil exploitation in the Niger Delta, from finding permanent homes for foster children to the residual impact of Agent Orange.
TEM has a multi-disciplinary approach, combining exceptional photography, writing, audio, video, and editing. We distinguish ourselves through our depth of coverage, quality of production, and the unique content of our projects. We draw on years of experience from the acclaimed filmmakers, photographers, graphic designers, and writers who contribute to Talking Eyes Media.
Social entrepreneurs, policy makers, private corporations and public organizations have effectively used our materials to put a human face on complex social issues and broaden public discourse. From concept to dissemination, Talking Eyes Media is involved in every aspect of bringing a project to fruition.
Our work has showcased at various festivals around the world and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Magazine, AARP.org, MSNBC.com, MediaStorm, The Documentary Channel, and PBS stations nationwide. Our projects have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Club, World Press, Pictures of the Year, UNICEF, Media That Matters, and the American Society on Aging.